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Found in all regions and myriad ecosystems of Earth except polar ice caps and some remote islands, the owl has fascinated us humans for millennia. With around 200 different species, and sizes ranging from 5” (and 1 oz), to the large Eurasian Eagle Owl at 28” (9 lb), they are finely tuned killing machines. With staggeringly acute hearing & vision, near-silent flight and lethal talons, these all come together to make them highly efficient for capturing their prey, consisting mostly of insects, small rodents, rabbits, other birds, and for some, even fish. With fourteen neck vertebrae (compared to our seven), they can rotate their heads up to 270 degrees.

Here’s a few images of the species found in my corner of the world…




Great Grey Owl
https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/8/3978958/16100238/IMG_14427-vi.jpg



Short-eared Owl
https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/8/3978958/16100238/7D__71641-vi.jpg



Snowy Owl
https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/8/3978958/16100238/IMG_7902-vi.jpg



Barred Owl
https://images42.fotki.com/v1216/photos/8/3978958/16100238/5D4_28317-vi.jpg



Burrowing Owl
https://images52.fotki.com/v1639/photos/8/3978958/16100238/5D4_61934-vi.jpg



Barn Owl
https://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/8/3978958/16100238/7D__72018-vi.jpg



Great Horned Owlets
https://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/8/3978958/16100238/5D4_59254-vi.jpg



Northern Pygmy Owl
https://images54.fotki.com/v1224/photos/8/3978958/16100238/5D4_38105-vi.jpg



Great Horned Owl
https://images47.fotki.com/v1397/photos/8/3978958/16100238/7D__1995-vi.jpg


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Jan 05, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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this set is a delight to view Colin

Morris



Jan 05, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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Fabulous set, Colin! Each one well composed and engaging!


Jan 05, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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morris wrote:
This set is a delight to view Colin

Morris


Thanks friend!



Jan 05, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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mitesh wrote:
Fabulous set, Colin! Each one well composed and engaging!


Thanks!



Jan 05, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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Nice series and you are fortunate to be around these magnificent birds.


Jan 05, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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Hi Colin...

These are all wonderful in every respect, but the Snowy Owl stands above the rest for me. Wonderful lighting, processing and pose.

Thanks
Tom



Jan 05, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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Outstanding owl shots! The Snowy Owl is my pick because of the unusual lighting - but they are all really nice!


Jan 05, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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Fantastic collection, Colin!

Amit



Jan 05, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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A superb set, light and compositions, very good job!


Jan 05, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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Every one just perfect ! Very well done !


Jan 05, 2019 at 01:23 PM
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Very impressive set, wonderful images.


Jan 05, 2019 at 01:26 PM
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Happy New Year Colin. Great set of owls!!

TFS
Geoff



Jan 05, 2019 at 01:40 PM
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armd wrote:
Nice series and you are fortunate to be around these magnificent birds.


Thanks. One owl I would love to capture images of is the Northern Hawk Owl, but I would need to drive quite a ways to get to their area.



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:30 PM
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Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Colin...

These are all wonderful in every respect, but the Snowy Owl stands above the rest for me. Wonderful lighting, processing and pose.

Thanks
Tom


Thank you Tom!



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:31 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
Outstanding owl shots! The Snowy Owl is my pick because of the unusual lighting - but they are all really nice!


Thanks for the kind words!



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:32 PM
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Warkari wrote:
Fantastic collection, Colin!

Amit


Thanks!



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:32 PM
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sum1sgrampa wrote:
Every one just perfect ! Very well done !


Thanks!



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:32 PM
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louie champan wrote:
Very impressive set, wonderful images.


Thanks, it's a great pastime isn't it?



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:33 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Happy New Year Colin. Great set of owls!!

TFS
Geoff


Thanks Geoff. We'll have to get out together soon. I popped out for a short while this morning, but wasn't expecting much, and my expectations were met except for a Western Meadowlark in the top of a fir tree.



Jan 05, 2019 at 02:36 PM
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